Review: Exquisite musicality

from Les Roka’s review at The Utah Review:

Road to Night offered music in which the composer engaged some intimate or deep connection to his inspiration. In some instances, it was pure admiration for beloved friends or for welcomed experiences. In others, there was passion – unapologetic passion or eroticism. There is no reason to shy away from music that certainly can sound sexy and arousing without it seeming gratuitous, carnal or inappropriately titillating.


The sextet bathed the hall in the full luminous potential of Verklärte Nacht. Adkins’ decision to conclude the first program of her season as NOVA’s music director was perfect as a point of artistic mission.

Read more at The Utah Review.